Dear Help Club Moms,
Merry Christmas! One of my favorite things to do around Christmas time is turn off all the lights when it gets dark and bask in the glow of the Christmas tree.
Just sitting there in the peace and quiet, enjoying the moment is something that I have loved since I was a little girl. It brings such a calm to my otherwise chaotic mind. I can spend hours in that quiet, peaceful place.
My prayer for you in the moment you are reading this letter is that your home is filled with peace this Christmas season. The hustle and bustle of December can be overwhelming for us moms, and often we get caught up in the whirlwind of the holidays. We forget to slow down and enjoy those we love most, our family.
Do you have a place to actively seek peace this Christmas season?
A place where you can calm your thoughts and open your heart to what the Lord has in store for you? I urge you to take extra moments this holiday season and seek the peace that only comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Micah 5:5 tells us “He will be our Peace.” Let this verse lead you through the Christmas season, guiding your thoughts and actions.
Peace and joy,
Leslie and The Help Club For Moms Team
“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from the poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
I remember going into my daughter's room night after night and kneeling beside her bed and crying my heart out to God because I didn’t know how to be a Christian mom; I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. You know what? God is so faithful! He answered me and simply said, “Spend time with me, Deb.” And so I did. I began arising 15-30 minutes earlier each day so I could read my Bible and pray, and plan out my day with my family.
If there was one thing I would love to share with you is that God is personal and loves you as you are. You don’t have to be perfect to be loved by our amazing God! Come as you are! His loving presence can be practically known and experienced. He is not a God who is far away, He is near and easily found. He longs for you to come to Him!
Randy and I have been married for 28 years and we have two grown children, Christie, and Jack, and one answer to prayer son-in-law named Alex. And now I get to be a Gigi to my sweet little grandbaby, Aspen! Yay!